Employer Engagement Specialist and Facilitator – Elevate Employment Program for Visible Minority Newcomer Women: Navigating the Canadian Workplace

YWCA Metro Vancouver - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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Established in 1897, YWCA’s vision is to achieve women’s equality and its mission is to touch lives and build better futures for women and their families through advocacy and integrated services that foster economic independence, wellness and equal opportunities. YWCA serves over 46,000 clients and program participants annually, with 59 programs and services in 57 locations.

The Elevate Program is a new employment program that will provide services to visible minority newcomer women in the creation of Essential Skills portfolios and navigation of the Canadian Labour Market.

Employer and Client Engagement

Recruit employers interested in contributing their services to the program (e.g., to be a professional contact, share labour market information to clients, be a program guest speaker, etc)
Conduct participant intake, including eligibility screening, needs assessment and making appropriate service referrals as needed
Plan and coordinate engaging industry guest speaker presentations that relate to clients’ career development, job search in Canada, personal and professional leadership, local labour market information.
Maintain regular follow up with participants and create multiple touch points for participants to stay connected to the program (e.g., guest speaker events, industry contacts for program participants, etc.).
Work with the team to understand clients’ evolving job search needs in working towards their goal of obtaining sustainable careers that align with their skills and experience.
Connect clients with businesses and employers in related industry sectors (for information interviewing, warm leads).
Facilitate workshops as required (e.g., networking, professional branding, LinkedIn for job search, and staying connected).
Assist clients with writing their professional branding statements for networking and for their professional social media profiles (e.g., LinkedIn and Twitter profiles).
Working with clients and their essential skills portfolios and target related industries, employers and career opportunities
Maintain and update program’s social media presence for marketing, outreach and employer recognition if appropriate

Data Management and Reporting:
Develop and maintain tracking systems to record outreach, guest speakers, program participant event registration
Collect and manage participant statistics; provide assistance to the research team as required
Assist in monitoring pilot project outcomes and trends through client surveys; create monthly reporting on metrics.
Special project contribution and other duties as assigned

Direct experience working in career development or related field
Career Development Practitioner training is the desirable educational background and CCDP an asset; a degree or diploma in any of the following disciplines also considered: Marketing, Communications, Business, Human Resources, or a combination of related education and related work experience
Keen understanding of the employment needs of visible minority newcomer women in Canada
High degree of knowledge in conducting an effective job search strategy in Canada
Effective relationship builder with a track record of establishing strong working relationships; natural connector and networker
An entrepreneurial mindset, self-starter, idea generator, follow-through skills, energetic and driven to ensure the success of others
Strong writing skills and ability to generate marketing statements for clients to use in their professional branding statements for networking or online purposes
Demonstrated ability using social media for networking and professional branding (LinkedIn, Twitter) and program marketing
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Survey Monkey, Eventbrite
Ability to develop an evaluation and tracking system to record statistics and project outcomes
Demonstrated ability to facilitate workshops to small and medium sized groups.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, and professional public speaking skills.
Ability to work with a small team in program start-up mode, and meet deadlines in a changing environment to drive program outcomes
Must be willing to travel in the Metro Vancouver region to meet with potential employers and conduct outreach
A valid clear criminal record check (including working with vulnerable populations) is required.
Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an inclusive and rewarding workplace. Candidates are invited to send cover letters and resumes until 4:00 pm, Tuesday, July 23, 2019 to:

Attention: Hiring Committee


(No phone calls please. Thank you.)

YWCA Metro Vancouver is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all who apply, but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about this and other YWCA Metro Vancouver career opportunities, please visit ywcavan.org.